Black People Have Been Celebrated More For 'Subservient' Roles (VIDEO)

February 2, 2015 7:56 PM

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Black People Have Been Celebrated More For 'Subservient' Roles (VIDEO)

The complex -- but short -- history of black Oscar winners has been a highly discussed topic in Hollywood as the latest Oscar nominations largely overlooked African-American actors and filmmakers. "Selma" actor David Oyelowo was among that group of snubbed stars -- and now, the British actor has shared some of his own critical reflections on the roles Black actors have played that did result in increased recognition.

“Historically, and this is truly my feeling, generally speaking we as black people have been celebrated more for when we are subservient, when we are not being leaders or kings, or being in the center or our own narrative driving it forward,” the “Selma” star admitted on Sunday during an appearance ...

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